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Following her hilarious Sweet & Salty comedy special, @FortuneFunny (Twitter & Facebook)/@FortuneFeimster (Instagram) is going on tour! She’ll be at @KimmelCC (Twitter)/@KimmelCulturalCampus (Facebook and Instagram) on 10/8 for 2 Sweet 2 Salty! For more information, please visit kimmelculturalcampus.org.
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KIMMEL CULTURAL CAMPUS PRESENTS
STAND-UP COMEDIAN, WRITER, AND ACTOR
FOR 2 SWEET 2 SALTY TOUR OCTOBER 8
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (September 2, 2021) – The Kimmel Cultural Campus, in association with Outback Presents, presents standup comedian, writer, and actor, Fortune Feimster, at the Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Merriam Theater on Friday, October 8, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. for her all new 2021-22 Tour, 2 Sweet 2 Salty. The tour comes on the heels of her first and wildly successful one-hour special, SWEET & SALTY, which is currently streaming on Netflixand was nominated for Best Comedy Special by the Critic’s Choice Awards.
“The Kimmel Cultural Campus is a home for every Philadelphian to experience the artistic experiences that speak to and uplift them. What better way to help bolster spirits as we reopen after 18 months than with comedy?” said Ed Cambron, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Kimmel Cultural Campus. “This wave of comedy presentations on our Campus throughout the season is strengthened by powerful, unapologetic female comedians like Fortune Feimster, alongside contemporaries like Heather McMahan and online sensations iMomSoHard.”
You can catch Fortune Feimster on the radio, on screens both big and small, and touring her standup show across the nation. Prior to her one-hour special, Netflix released Feimster’s half-hour special in 2018 as part of The Standups, which received rave reviews. She has done late night TV sets on Conan and Late Night with Seth Meyers and has another acclaimed half hour special on Comedy Central.
Beginning her career in Los Angeles as a member of the prestigious Groundlings Sunday Company, Fortune Feimster first became known nationally as a writer and panelist on E's hit show Chelsea Lately, before starring as a series regular on Hulu’s The Mindy Project and NBC’s Champions. She has gone on to have many guest appearances and recurring roles on TV shows, including Ru Paul’s Drag Race, Dear White People, Drunk History, Claws, 2 Broke Girls, Workaholics, Glee, Idiotsitter, Tales of the City, The L Word: Generation Q, Life in Pieces, and @Midnight.
On the film side, you can catch Fortune in Office Christmas Party, Social Animals, Father of the Year, and Yes Day. You may recognize her voice from TV, in roles including Evelyn on The Simpsons, Brenda on Fox’s Bless The Harts, and Ava on Cartoon Network’s Summer Camp.
Fortune can currently be heard every morning with Tom Papa on Sirius XM's channel 93 on their show, What a Joke with Papa and Fortune. She also hosts a weekly podcast with her partner, Jax, called Sincerely Fortune. Feimster frequently recurred on Lights Out with David Spade on Comedy Central and is currently starring opposite David Spade on the new Netflix series, The Netflix Afterparty.
You can catch her playing Pam on NBC’s Kenan or Pinky in the recently released Barb And Star Go To Vista Del Mar. Along with co-writing and selling two comedy pilots to ABC, the latter of which is produced by Tina Fey, Fortune co-wrote and is attached to star in two features, Bad Cop Bad Cop and Field Trip, both of which were acquired by Spielberg’s Amblin Pictures. More info at www.FortuneFeimster.com.
Other featured upcoming performances on the Kimmel Cultural Campus include: Heather McMahan: The Farewell Tour (October 15, 2021, Merriam Theater), Alton Brown Live: Beyond The Eats (October 23, 2021, Merriam Theater), Louis C.K. (November 5-6, 2021, Merriam Theater), and The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes (November 13, 2021, Merriam Theater).
Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999 or online at www.kimmelculturalcampus.org. The Kimmel Box Office is currently closed, as the Kimmel Cultural Campus prepares to reopen to the public after 18 months on September 18, 2021.In-person ticket sales can be conducted at the Academy of Music Box Office, located at 240 S. Broad Street. See www.kimmelculturalcampus.org for more information.
FORTUNE FEIMSTER: 2 SWEET 2 SALTY TOUR
Kimmel Center Cultural Campus’ Merriam Theater
October 8, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
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Safe & Clean Commitment
We will always put the safety of our guests, artists, and staff first, and we have worked closely with partners, producers, artists, guests and other performing arts centers around the nation to develop the most comprehensive plan to safely reopen our doors. We are committing to a healthy and clean environment with increased disinfection, enhanced ventilation, and will enforce recommended health authority guidelines, including masks and vaccinations upon reopening.
For more information on our Safe & Clean Commitment, please visit kimmelculturalcampus.org.
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In response to the City of Philadelphia’s mask mandate, masks will be required when inside our buildings. Masks are required to be worn at all times when on the Kimmel Cultural Campus, except when actively consuming food or beverage in designated locations. Prolonged periods of mask removal are not permitted.
Effective September 18, all attendees for public events must show proof of full vaccination at the time of entry. Proof of negative COVID-19 tests will not be accepted, with the exception of children under the age of 12; children under 12 will be required to show a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of the event. This policy is subject to change based upon guidance from the CDC and local health authorities. Details and procedures are in development and will be rolled out to the public and ticket holders ahead of the September 18 reopening event.
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Outback Presents is the leading independent, full-service promoter of live entertainment. Based in Nashville, Outback Presents produces thousands of music and comedy shows, tours, and festivals annually across North America and connects its diverse roster of artists with their fans.
KIMMEL CULTURAL CAMPUS
Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, our mission is to engage the region's diverse communities with art through performance and education. Our Cultural Campus serves more than 1-million guests per year and includes Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Academy of Music, and the Merriam Theater – representing more than 160 years of rich history for the performing arts along Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts. We are home to eight esteemed Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, we are the region's most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. Our Cultural Campus serves as a preeminent and inclusive place to enjoy exceptional experiences that reflect the spirit of our region by cultivating a creative and socially responsible environment where our community shares experiences that are delivered with pride, integrity, and respect. As a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization, we collaborate on, present, and produce a broad range of relevant and meaningful events, we serve as an active gathering space for social and community events, we educate the region's young people through access to quality arts experiences, and we provide support to artists in the creation of new work. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the proud Kimmel Cultural Campus Season Sponsor. Read Kimmel Cultural Campus' vision statement, world view, and mission statement here. Learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and how it encompasses our mission, co-workers, and programs here.
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